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Marple Wharf

Marple wharfThe Marple Wharf Project will restore, renovate and bring back into community use, a historically significant Grade 2 listed former warehouse. This important building is located at the junction of the Macclesfield and Peak Forest canals in Marple, noted for being the most beautiful part of the famous Cheshire Ring.

The Marple Wharf project will undertake comprehensive programme of renovation and refurbishment of the building which is currently in a very poor state of repair. It will be purpose designed to provide numerous activities related to heritage and health and wellbeing. The Ground floor will provide the Heritage and Visitor Centre including a cafe and the first floor a dedicated fitness and well-being centre.

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St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust

St Martin'sSt Martin’s Low Marple Heritage Trust exists to preserve and make known the artistic heritage of St Martin’s church, a Church of England church in Marple, which lies within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in the Greater Manchester area.

St Martin’s is a parish church in the liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England. It was founded in 1870 by a local family who, influenced by the Oxford Movement and the ritual revival in the Church of England, wished to establish a church where Anglo-Catholic ceremonial would be observed. To create a worthy setting for this, the church employed prominent architects and designers over a period of fifty years. The church now stands as a treasury of work by artists in the English Arts and Crafts Movement. It is a Grade II* Listed Building, and thus of national significance. The Trust hopes to gain wider recognition of the artistic worth of the church, and to make it more accessible to the local community.

St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust